Monument record MCC9294 - St Helen's Chapel Graveyard, St Helen's Lane, Colchester


Graveyard adjacent, and relating, to St Helen's Chapel, fronting the south side of St Helen's Lane.


Grid reference Centred TL 99732 25377 (35m by 35m)
Map sheet TL92NE
County ESSEX


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

St Helen's Chapel was purchased by the Quakers in 1683 and the adjacent land was used for burials until the Chapel was sold in 1800.

St Helen's Chapel has no architectural features earlier than 13th century, although the 14th century Colchester Chronicle states that the chapel was repaired by Eudo Dapifer in 1076, making an Anglo-Saxon foundation highly likely.<1><2>

The site of the graveyard is located over the site of the Roman theatre MCC2080.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Monograph: Rodwell, Warwick J with Rodwell, KA. 1977. Historic Churches: a wasting asset. pp.37-38.
  • <2> Monograph: Gascoyne, Adrian and Radford, David. 2013. Colchester. Fortress of the War God. An Archaeological Assessment. p.228.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Apr 26 2016 10:41AM

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